About Tom Dunlap

Tom’s law practice focuses on intellectual property and related issues. Tom has litigated and won tens of millions of dollars of jury verdicts in state and Federal court across the United States, with six appellate victories in the Federal Circuit. Tom has recently worked to open the law firm’s Beijing China office.

Tom is a former:


Army officer (Armor/ Cavalry)


Special Prosecutor


Bar President (Loudoun County)


Co-Founder of a Biotech Company (Ceres Nanosciences)


Silver Medalist Kickboxer


Previous Wall Street Banker


Sundance TV Talks Panelist

Tom also teaches CLE classes on intellectual property matters and has authored numerous books and treatises on intellectual property including the definitive Intellectual Property Law (2018 ed.) by VA CLE.

Tom is a Virginia and Washington DC SuperLawyer

a Virginia Legal & Business Elite, rated 10.0 on AVVO. Tom has been named a Power 100 Lawyer (Hollywood Reporter) and has appeared on national television both on legal panels (recently at Sundance film festival) and in television commercials.

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Inspiring Life With Tom Dunlap

In addition to nine years as an Army officer (Cavalry) where he served as Recon Scout, aide-de-camp, and a company commander, he also is an instrument pilot, holds an MBA and an MS in Biotechnology. Tom has served as a Special Prosecutor and has a background in finance from time spent in commercial banking at Chase and the Bank of New York and as a licensed life and health agent.

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